Development Director

Development Director

New Economy Project is hiring an experienced Development Director to join our team. The Development Director will promote and raise funds for our dynamic, transformative campaigns and cutting-edge legal advocacy to advance racial and economic justice in New York City. Building on our strong fundraising track record, the Development Director will identify and deliver on new fundraising opportunities, broaden our grassroots donor base, and deepen existing relationships with our supporters. This new leadership position presents a tremendous opportunity for a fundraising activist committed to systems change.

A city-wide organization, New Economy Project works with community groups to build an economy that works for all, rooted in racial justice, cooperation, neighborhood equity, and ecological sustainability. We combine coalition-building, communications, legal and policy advocacy, popular education, applied research, and other strategies in our work. We work closely with neighborhood groups to advance community land trusts, public banking, financial and worker cooperatives, and other institutions that build power and community wealth in Black, brown and immigrant neighborhoods.


The Development Director’s primary responsibilities will include:

  • Serving on the organization’s leadership team, and working with staff and board members to identify funding priorities that align with our vision, mission, and values
  • Establishing relationships with prospective foundation funders and individual donors, and deepening existing relationships with our valued supporters
  • Preparing grant proposals and reports
  • Working closely with our communications team to attract new donors and continue building out our donor base
  • Building out a dedicated fundraising team at the organization


The ideal candidate will:

  • Embrace New Economy Project’s vision, mission, and commitment to transformational change, racial justice, just transition, and movement-building for economic democracy
  • Bring clear understanding of racial inequities in our society and economy
  • Have at least five years of successful fundraising experience working with social justice organizations, showing a strong track record of grant-writing, grants management, and donor cultivation
  • Possess top-notch writing, editing, and other relevant communication skills
  • Work well with staff teams and independently, and enjoy and excel at relationship-building, with a sense of humor and strong people skills
  • Work effectively across racial, gender, class and other identities
  • Ably represent the organization in a range of settings
  • Be extremely organized and detail-oriented, and an innate multi-tasker and problem-solver.
  • Have experience organizing fundraising briefings and special events

We will consider a candidate’s full range of educational, professional, and life experience. We do not require that candidates possess any specific degrees or levels of formal educational attainment.

Salary is commensurate with experience, with an expected annual salary range between $105,000 and $135,000. New Economy Project offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) and flexible spending plans, and generous paid-time off, including a three-month sabbatical after five years.

New Economy Project’s office is located in NYC, and staff members are currently working remotely. We expect this position to be in person when the organization returns safely to the office.

Please submit your resume and cover letter as one PDF document to, with “Development Director” in the subject line. Indicate in your cover letter: (a) your interest in and qualifications for the position; (b) how you learned of this job posting; and (c) an area of our work you find especially compelling, and how it aligns with your values.

New Economy Project is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to a diverse workplace, and to providing staff with ongoing professional development opportunities. We actively recruit and encourage people of color, women, people with disabilities, LGBTQ people, immigrants, and people from low-income backgrounds to apply.